Top 99 best Novels of all time

Name of the NovelAuthorAverage Rating (5)CategoryNo.
UlyssesJames Joyce3.6Historical fiction, novel1
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald4.3Historical fiction, novel2
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young ManJames Joyce3.6Novel3
LolitaVladimir Nabokov4.1Novel4
Brave New WorldAldous Huxley4.2Novel, science fiction5
The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner3.9Southern gothic, modern literature6
Catch-22Joseph Heller4.3Black comedy, satire, fiction7
Darkness at NoonArthur Koestler4.5Novel, fiction8
Sons and LoversDavid Herbert Lawrence3.8Autobiographical novel9
The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck4.4Novel10
Under the Volcano: A NovelMalcolm Lowry3.3Psychological fiction11
The Way of All FleshSamuel Butler3.9Autobiographical novel, social criticism12
1984George Orwell4.5Social science fiction, political fiction13
I, ClaudiusRobert Graves4.4Historical fiction, novel14
To the LighthouseVirginia Woolf3.8Modern literature15
An American TragedyTheodore Dreiser4Romance, fiction, tragedy16
The Heart Is a Lonely HunterCarson McCullers4.1Southern gothic, psychological fiction17
Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt Vonnegut4.2Psychological fiction, southern gothic18
Invisible ManRalph Ellison4.3African-American literature19
Native SonRichard Wright4.3African-American literature20
Henderson the Rain KingSaul Bellow3.9Comic adventure21
Appointment in SamarraJohn O'Hara3.7Novel22
The 42nd Parallel: Volume One of the U.S.A. TrilogyJohn Dos Passos4.2Autobiography23
Winesburg, OhioSherwood Anderson3.8Short story cycle24
A Passage to IndiaE.M. Forster3.5Novel, political fiction25
The Wings of the DoveHenry James3.5Novel, fiction, romance26
The Ambassadors (Oxford World's Classics)Henry James3.5Dark comedy27
Tender Is the NightF. Scott Fitzgerald3.6Novel28
Studs Lonigan (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)James T. Farrell4.2Fiction29
The Good Soldier: A Tale of PassionFord Madox Ford3.8Novel30
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell4.4Political satire31
The Golden Bowl (Penguin Classics)Henry James4.1Novel, fiction32
Sister CarrieTheodore Dreiser5Novel33
A Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh4.2Fiction34
As I Lay DyingWilliam Faulkner3.9Modern literature, dark comedy35
All the King's MenRobert Penn Warren4.2Political fiction36
The Bridge of San Luis ReyThornton Wilder4Historical fiction, novel37
Howards EndE.M. Forster3.9Novel38
Go Tell It on the MountainJames Baldwin4.4Autobiographical novel39
The Heart of the MatterGraham Greene4.5Novel40
Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding4.3Novel41
DeliveranceJames Dickey4.4Novel, fiction, suspense42
A Question of Upbringing: A NovelAnthony Powell4Novel, satire43
Point Counter PointAldous Huxley4.1Fiction44
The Sun Also RisesErnest Hemingway3.8Novel, fiction45
The Secret Agent: A Simple TaleJoseph Conrad3.9Spy fiction46
NostromoJoseph Conrad4Novel47
The RainbowD. H. Lawrence3.6Fiction48
Women in LoveDavid Herbert Lawrence3.4Novel49
Tropic of CancerHenry Miller3.4Autobiographical novel50
The Naked and the DeadNorman Mailer3.9Novel, war story51
Portnoy's ComplaintPhilip Roth3.8Historical fiction, humor52
Pale FireVladimir Nabokov4.3Fiction, Experimental literature53
Light in AugustWilliam Faulkner3.9Fiction, modern literature54
On the RoadJack Kerouac3.9Beat generation55
The Maltese FalconDashiell Hammett4.2Mystery, fiction56
Parade's EndFord Madox Ford4.1Historical fiction, war story57
The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton4.1Fiction, Novel, romance58
Zuleika DobsonMax Beerbohm3.5Novel, satire59
The MoviegoerWalker Percy3.5Philosophical fiction60
Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla Cather4.4Historical fiction, novel61
From Here to EternityJames Jones3.9Psychological fiction, war story62
The Wapshot ChronicleJohn Cheever4Fiction63
The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger4.1Coming-of-age fiction, realistic fiction64
A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess4.3Science fiction, black comedy, satire65
Of Human BondageW. Somerset Maugham4.3Bildungsroman66
Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad4.2Novella67
Main StreetSinclair Lewis4.1Novel, fiction68
The House of MirthEdith Wharton4Novel69
The Alexandria QuartetLawrence Durrell4.1Novel, fiction, romance70
A High Wind in JamaicaRichard Hughes3.9Novel, fiction71
A House for Mr. BiswasV. S. Naipaul4Humor, domestic fiction72
The Day of the LocustNathanael West3.5Novel73
A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway4Literary realism74
ScoopEvelyn Waugh4Novel, fiction, comedy75
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark3.8Bildungsroman, psychological fiction76
Finnegans WakeJames Joyce3.8Sui generis77
KimRudyard Kipling4.1Novel, spy fiction78
A Room with a ViewE.M. Forster3.9Novel79
Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh4.3Fiction80
The Adventures of Augie MarchSaul Bellow4Bildungsroman, domestic fiction81
Angle of ReposeWallace Stegner4.3Novel, domestic fiction82
A Bend in the RiverV. S. Naipaul4.2Novel, political fiction83
The Death of the HeartElizabeth Bowen3.7Fiction84
Lord JimConrad Joseph3.9Psychological fiction, Modernism85
RagtimeE.L. Doctorow4.2Historical fiction, drama86
The Old Wives' TaleArnold Bennett4.2Novel, fiction87
The Call of the WildJack London4.4Adventure fiction88
LovingHenry Green4.2Fiction89
Midnight's Children: A NovelSalman Rushdie3.9Historiographic metafiction90
Tobacco Road: A NovelErskine Caldwell3.6Drama91
Ironweed: A NovelWilliam J. Kennedy4Domestic fiction92
The MagusJohn Fowles4Novel, psychological fiction93
Wide Sargasso SeaJean Rhys3.9Historical fiction, romance, novel94
Under the NetIris Murdoch3.7Fiction95
Sophie's ChoiceWilliam Styron3.9Novel, fiction, war story96
Sheltering SkyPaul Bowles3.9Novel, fiction97
The Postman Always Rings TwiceJames M. Cain4.3Thriller, crime, novel, fiction98
The Ginger ManJ. P. Donleavy3.3Humor99